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1. A device used for hanging a person until dead; a gallows.
2. An upright post with a crosspiece, forming a T-shaped structure from which executed criminals were formerly hung for public viewing.
tr.v. gib·bet·ed, gib·bet·ing, gib·bets or gib·bet·ted or gib·bet·ting
1. To execute by hanging on a gibbet.
a. To hang on a gibbet for public viewing.
b. To expose to infamy or public ridicule.
[Middle English gibet, from Old French, diminutive of gibe, staff, probably from Frankish *gibb, forked stick.]
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a. a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung to public view
b. a gallows
1. (Law) to put to death by hanging on a gibbet
2. to hang (a corpse) on a gibbet
3. to expose to public ridicule
[C13: from Old French gibet gallows, literally: little cudgel, from gibe cudgel; of uncertain origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a post with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung in chains for public display.
2. a gallows.v.t.
3. to hang on a gibbet.
4. to put to death by hanging on a gibbet.
5. to hold up to public scorn.
[1175–1225; < Old French gibet (earlier, staff or cudgel), diminutive of gibe staff, club]
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Past participle: gibbeted
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|Noun||1.||gibbet - alternative terms for gallows |
gallows - an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging
|Verb||1.||gibbet - hang on an execution instrument|
|2.||gibbet - expose to ridicule or public scorn|
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gibbet[ˈdʒɪbɪt] N → horca f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Galgen m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
gibbet[ˈdʒɪbɪt] n → patibolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a gallows in the shape C on which criminals used to be executed or hung up after execution. galg مِشْنَقَه бесило forca šibenice der Galgen galge αγχόνηhorca võllas صلابه؛ چوبه دار hirsipuu gibet עץ תלייה फांसी vješala akasztófa tiang gantungan (aftöku)gálgi forca 絞首台 교수대 kartuvės karātavas tiang gantung galggalgeszubienica يو دار چې دمجرمينومړى به يې په ځړول څو نورخلك عبرت ځنې واخلي patíbulo spânzurătoare виселица šibenica vislice vešala galge ตะแลงแกง; ที่แขวนคอนักโทษประหาร darağacı 絞刑台 шибениця سولی giá treo cổ 绞刑架
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